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The Rabbit Proof Fence – Day Fifteen – #40movies40days
March 24, 2011 – 12:13 PM | One Comment
The Rabbit Proof Fence – Day Fifteen – #40movies40days

The Rabbit Proof Fence is a powerful story of survival, hope and the triumph of the human spirit. Three young girls walk 1,500 miles to return to their mother and aboriginal homelands.

Arranged – Day Fourteen – #40movies40days
March 23, 2011 – 10:47 AM | No Comment
Arranged – Day Fourteen – #40movies40days

Arranged is the story of Rochel, an observant Orthodox Jewish woman, and Nasira, a devout Muslim woman. The two form an unlikely friendship at the public school where they both teach fourth graders.

The Awful Truth – Day Thirteen – #40movies#40days
March 22, 2011 – 12:53 PM | No Comment
The Awful Truth – Day Thirteen – #40movies#40days

The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. It’s the start of Cary Grant’s comedic persona in films.

Howard Suber on Despair and Success
March 22, 2011 – 9:44 AM | 2 Comments

Here is a great video interview with Howard Suber in Japan talking about what makes a filmmaker successful–

Nothing But The Truth – Day Twelve – #40movies40days
March 21, 2011 – 10:03 PM | No Comment
Nothing But The Truth – Day Twelve – #40movies40days

“Nothing But the Truth” is a finely-crafted film of people and ideas. It is charged with incredible emotional urgency.

The Wages of Fear – Day Eleven – #40movies40days
March 20, 2011 – 7:10 PM | No Comment
The Wages of Fear – Day Eleven – #40movies40days

The Wages of Fear (the French title is: Le Salaire de la Peur) is a directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and stars a young Yves Montand. It’s a classic French thriller as fresh and contemporary today as it was the day it was made (almost 60 years ago).